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Journal articles

Ondik MM; Bennell M; Davies RJP; Ooi MKJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2022, 'Fire and land use impact soil properties in a Mediterranean dry sclerophyll woodland', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116245

Schultz NL; Sluiter IRK; Allen GG; Machado-de-Lima NM; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2022, 'Biocrust Amendments to Topsoils Facilitate Biocrust Restoration in a Post-mining Arid Environment', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.882673

Lembrechts JJ; van den Hoogen J; Aalto J; Ashcroft MB; De Frenne P; Kemppinen J; Kopecký M; Luoto M; Maclean IMD; Crowther TW; Bailey JJ; Haesen S; Klinges DH; Niittynen P; Scheffers BR; Van Meerbeek K; Aartsma P; Abdalaze O; Abedi M; Aerts R; Ahmadian N; Ahrends A; Alatalo JM; Alexander JM; Allonsius CN; Altman J; Ammann C; Andres C; Andrews C; Ardö J; Arriga N; Arzac A; Aschero V; Assis RL; Assmann JJ; Bader MY; Bahalkeh K; Barančok P; Barrio IC; Barros A; Barthel M; Basham EW; Bauters M; Bazzichetto M; Marchesini LB; Bell MC; Benavides JC; Benito Alonso JL; Berauer BJ; Bjerke JW; Björk RG; Björkman MP; Björnsdóttir K; Blonder B; Boeckx P; Boike J; Bokhorst S; Brum BNS; Brůna J; Buchmann N; Buysse P; Camargo JL; Campoe OC; Candan O; Canessa R; Cannone N; Carbognani M; Carnicer J; Casanova-Katny A; Cesarz S; Chojnicki B; Choler P; Chown SL; Cifuentes EF; Čiliak M; Contador T; Convey P; Cooper EJ; Cremonese E; Curasi SR; Curtis R; Cutini M; Dahlberg CJ; Daskalova GN; de Pablo MA; Della Chiesa S; Dengler J; Deronde B; Descombes P; Di Cecco V; Di Musciano M; Dick J; Dimarco RD; Dolezal J; Dorrepaal E; Dušek J; Eisenhauer N; Eklundh L; Erickson TE; Erschbamer B, 2022, 'Global maps of soil temperature', Global Change Biology, vol. 28, pp. 3110 - 3144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16060

Santangelo JS; Ness RW; Cohan B; Fitzpatrick CR; Innes SG; Koch S; Miles LS; Munim S; Peres-Neto PR; Prashad C; Tong AT; Aguirre WE; Akinwole PO; Alberti M; Álvarez J; Anderson JT; Anderson JJ; Ando Y; Andrew NR; Angeoletto F; Anstett DN; Anstett J; Aoki-Gonçalves F; Andis Arietta AZ; Arroyo MTK; Austen EJ; Baena-Díaz F; Barker CA; Baylis HA; Beliz JM; Benitez-Mora A; Bickford D; Biedebach G; Blackburn GS; Boehm MMA; Bonser SP; Bonte D; Bragger JR; Branquinho C; Brans KI; Bresciano JC; Brom PD; Bucharova A; Burt B; Cahill JF; Campbell KD; Carlen EJ; Carmona D; Castellanos MC; Centenaro G; Chalen I; Chaves JA; Chávez-Pesqueira M; Chen XY; Chilton AM; Chomiak KM; Cisneros-Heredia DF; Cisse IK; Classen AT; Comerford MS; Fradinger CC; Corney H; Crawford AJ; Crawford KM; Dahirel M; David S; De Haan R; Deacon NJ; Dean C; del-Val E; Deligiannis EK; Denney D; Dettlaff MA; DiLeo MF; Ding YY; Domínguez-López ME; Dominoni DM; Draud SL; Dyson K; Ellers J; Espinosa CI; Essi L; Falahati-Anbaran M; Falcão JCF; Fargo HT; Fellowes MDE; Fitzpatrick RM; Flaherty LE; Flood PJ; Flores MF; Fornoni J; Foster AG; Frost CJ; Fuentes TL; Fulkerson JR; Gagnon E; Garbsch F; Garroway CJ; Gerstein AC; Giasson MM, 2022, 'Global urban environmental change drives adaptation in white clover', Science, vol. 375, pp. 1275 - 1281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abk0989

Getzin S; Löns C; Yizhaq H; Erickson TE; Muñoz-Rojas M; Huth A; Wiegand K, 2022, 'High-resolution images and drone-based LiDAR reveal striking patterns of vegetation gaps in a wooded spinifex grassland of Western Australia', Landscape Ecology, vol. 37, pp. 829 - 845, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01358-9

Lucas-Borja ME; Jing X; Candel-Perez D; Parhizkar M; Rocha F; Heydari M; Muñoz-Rojas M; Zema DA, 2022, 'Afforestation with Pinus nigra Arn ssp salzmannii along an elevation gradient: controlling factors and implications for climate change adaptation', Trees - Structure and Function, vol. 36, pp. 93 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00468-021-02184-x

Jiménez-González MA; Machado de Lima N; Chilton AM; Almendros G; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2022, 'Biocrust cyanobacteria inoculants biomineralize gypsum and preserve indigenous bacterial communities in dryland topsoil', Geoderma, vol. 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115527

Dadzie FA; Moles AT; Erickson TE; Slavich E; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2022, 'Native bacteria and cyanobacteria can influence seedling emergence and growth of native plants used in dryland restoration', Journal of Applied Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14293

Muñoz-Rojas M; Machado de Lima NM; Chamizo S; Bowker MA, 2021, 'Restoring post-fire ecosystems with biocrusts: Living, photosynthetic soil surfaces', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 23, pp. 100273 - 100273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2021.100273

Muñoz-Rojas M; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Lucas-Borja ME, 2021, 'Soil biodiversity and organic carbon are essential to reverse desertification', Ecosistemas, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.7818/ECOS.2238

Bateman AM; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Veneklaas EJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Native plant diversity is a stronger driver for soil quality than inorganic amendments in semi-arid post-mining rehabilitation', Geoderma, vol. 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115001

Lucas-Borja ME; Van Stan JT; Heydari M; Omidipour R; Rocha F; Plaza-Alvarez PA; Zema DA; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Post-fire restoration with contour-felled log debris increases early recruitment of Spanish black pine (Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. salzmannii) in Mediterranean forests', Restoration Ecology, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.13338

Lucas-Borja ME; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Muñoz-Rojas M; Plaza-Álvarez PA; Gómez-Sanchez ME; González-Romero J; Peña-Molina E; Moya D; de las Heras J, 2021, 'Changes in ecosystem properties after post-fire management strategies in wildfire-affected Mediterranean forests', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 58, pp. 836 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13819

Machado de Lima NM; Muñoz-Rojas M; Vázquez-Campos X; Branco LHZ, 2021, 'Biocrust cyanobacterial composition, diversity, and environmental drivers in two contrasting climatic regions in Brazil', Geoderma, vol. 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114914

Dadzie F; Moles A; Erickson T; Munoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Native bacteria and cyanobacteria consortia improve seedling emergence and establishment in dryland restoration', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-10412

Stewart J; Machado de Lima N; Kingsford R; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Soil microbial responses to passive restoration strategies in drylands: a temporal comparison of soil biodiversity and ecosystem function', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16398

Machado de Lima N; Thomsen A; Ooi M; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2021, 'Bushfire impacts on a threatened swamp ecosystem: responses of the soil microbial communities and restoration', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-3778

Muñoz-Rojas M; Hueso-Gonzalez P; Branquinho C; Baumgartl T, 2021, 'Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land in arid and semiarid environments: Editorial', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 32, pp. 3 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3640

Getzin S; Erickson TE; Yizhaq H; Muñoz-Rojas M; Huth A; Wiegand K, 2021, 'Bridging ecology and physics: Australian fairy circles regenerate following model assumptions on ecohydrological feedbacks', Journal of Ecology, vol. 109, pp. 399 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13493

Stock E; Standish RJ; Muñoz-Rojas M; Bell RW; Erickson TE, 2020, 'Field-Deployed Extruded Seed Pellets Show Promise for Perennial Grass Establishment in Arid Zone Mine Rehabilitation', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.576125

Eslaminejad P; Heydari M; Kakhki FV; Mirab-balou M; Omidipour R; Muñoz-Rojas M; Lucas-Borja ME, 2020, 'Plant species and season influence soil physicochemical properties and microbial function in a semi-arid woodland ecosystem', Plant and Soil, vol. 456, pp. 43 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04691-1

Román JR; Chilton AM; Cantón Y; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Assessing the viability of cyanobacteria pellets for application in arid land restoration', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110795

Abd-Elmabod SK; Muñoz-Rojas M; Jordán A; Anaya-Romero M; Phillips JD; Laurence J; Zhang Z; Pereira P; Fleskens L; van der Ploeg M; de la Rosa D, 2020, 'Climate change impacts on agricultural suitability and yield reduction in a Mediterranean region', Geoderma, vol. 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114453

Rocha F; Lucas-Borja ME; Pereira P; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Cyanobacteria as a nature-based biotechnological tool for restoring salt-affected soils', Agronomy, vol. 10, pp. 1321 - 1321, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091321

Chua M; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Chilton AM; Ooi MKJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Bio-priming seeds with cyanobacteria: effects on native plant growth and soil properties', Restoration Ecology, vol. 28, pp. S168 - S176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.13040

Scaccabarozzi D; Castillo L; Aromatisi A; Milne L; Castillo AB; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2020, 'Soil, site, and management factors affecting cadmium concentrations in cacao-growing soils', Agronomy, vol. 10, pp. 806 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10060806

Muñoz-Rojas M; Pereira P, 2020, 'Editorial: Fire in the environment', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109703

Santini NS; Lovelock CE; Hua Q; Zawadzki A; Mazumder D; Mercer TR; Muñoz-Rojas M; Hardwick SA; Madala BS; Cornwell W; Thomas T; Marzinelli EM; Adam P; Paul S; Vergés A, 2019, 'Natural and Regenerated Saltmarshes Exhibit Similar Soil and Belowground Organic Carbon Stocks, Root Production and Soil Respiration', Ecosystems, vol. 22, pp. 1803 - 1822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00373-x

Bateman AM; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Veneklaas EJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2019, 'Water availability drives the effectiveness of inorganic amendments to increase plant growth and substrate quality', Catena, vol. 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.104116

Bateman AM; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2019, 'Inorganic soil amendments alter seedling performance of native plant species in post-mining arid zone rehabilitation', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 241, pp. 179 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.022

Getzin S; Yizhaq H; Muñoz-Rojas M; Wiegand K; Erickson TE, 2019, 'A multi-scale study of Australian fairy circles using soil excavations and drone-based image analysis', Ecosphere, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2620

Abd-Elmabod SK; Bakr N; Muñoz-Rojas M; Pereira P; Zhang Z; Cerdà A; Jordán A; Mansour H; De la Rosa D; Jones L, 2019, 'Assessment of soil suitability for improvement of soil factors and agricultural management', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11061588

Moreira-Grez B; Muñoz-Rojas M; Kariman K; Storer P; O'Donnell AG; Kumaresan D; Whiteley AS, 2019, 'Reconditioning degraded mine site soils with exogenous soil microbes: Plant fitness and soil microbiome outcomes', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01617

Pereira P; Bogunovic I; Muñoz-Rojas M; Brevik EC, 2018, 'Soil ecosystem services, sustainability, valuation and management', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 5, pp. 7 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2017.12.003

Muñoz-Rojas M, 2018, 'Soil quality indicators: critical tools in ecosystem restoration', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 5, pp. 47 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2018.04.007

Hueso-González P; Muñoz-Rojas M; Martínez-Murillo JF, 2018, 'The role of organic amendments in drylands restoration', Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2017.12.002

Muñoz-Rojas M; Román JR; Roncero-Ramos B; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Aguila-Carricondo P; Cantón Y, 2018, 'Cyanobacteria inoculation enhances carbon sequestration in soil substrates used in dryland restoration', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 636, pp. 1149 - 1154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.265

Muñoz-Rojas M; Chilton A; Liyanage GS; Erickson TE; Merritt DJ; Neilan BA; Ooi MKJ, 2018, 'Effects of indigenous soil cyanobacteria on seed germination and seedling growth of arid species used in restoration', Plant and Soil, vol. 429, pp. 91 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-018-3607-8

Pereira P; Bogunovic I; Muñoz-Rojas M; C. Brevik E, 2018, 'The Need For Sustainability In Our Soil', Science Trends, http://dx.doi.org/10.31988/scitrends.17335

Kneller T; Harris RJ; Bateman A; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2018, 'Native-plant amendments and topsoil addition enhance soil function in post-mining arid grasslands', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 621, pp. 744 - 752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.219

Bateman A; Lewandrowski W; Stevens JC; Muñoz-Rojas M, 2018, 'Ecophysiological Indicators to Assess Drought Responses of Arid Zone Native Seedlings in Reconstructed Soils', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 29, pp. 984 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2660

Erickson T; Munoz-Rojas M; Kildisheva OA; Stokes BA; White SA; Heyes JL; Dalziell EL; Lewandrowski W; James JJ; Madsen MD; Turner SR; Merritt DJ, 2017, 'Benefits of adopting seed-based technologies for rehabilitation in the mining sector: a Pilbara perspective', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 65, pp. 646 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT17154

Lozano-García B; Muñoz-Rojas M; Parras-Alcántara L, 2017, 'Climate and land use changes effects on soil organic carbon stocks in a Mediterranean semi-natural area', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 579, pp. 1249 - 1259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.111

Muñoz-Rojas M; Abd-Elmabod SK; Zavala LM; De la Rosa D; Jordán A, 2017, 'Climate change impacts on soil organic carbon stocks of Mediterranean agricultural areas: A case study in Northern Egypt', Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol. 238, pp. 142 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.09.001

Muñoz-Rojas M; Lewandrowski W; Erickson TE; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Soil respiration dynamics in fire affected semi-arid ecosystems: Effects of vegetation type and environmental factors', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 572, pp. 1385 - 1394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.086

Anaya-Romero M; Muñoz-Rojas M; Ibáñez B; Marañón T, 2016, 'Evaluation of forest ecosystem services in Mediterranean areas. A regional case study in South Spain', Ecosystem Services, vol. 20, pp. 82 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.07.002

Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Soil quality indicators to assess functionality of restored soils in degraded semiarid ecosystems', Restoration Ecology, vol. 24, pp. S43 - S52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12368

Willaarts BA; Oyonarte C; Muñoz-Rojas M; Ibáñez JJ; Aguilera PA, 2016, 'Environmental Factors Controlling Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in Two Contrasting Mediterranean Climatic Areas of Southern Spain', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 27, pp. 603 - 611, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2417

Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Martini D; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Soil physicochemical and microbiological indicators of short, medium and long term post-fire recovery in semi-arid ecosystems', Ecological Indicators, vol. 63, pp. 14 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.11.038

Muñoz-Rojas M; Erickson TE; Martini DC; Dixon KW; Merritt DJ, 2016, 'Climate and soil factors influencing seedling recruitment of plant species used for dryland restoration', SOIL, vol. 2, pp. 287 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-287-2016


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